Keith Carmichael, Ron Martin and Rob Jones from MTPS and Sharon Brown from the Museum of Liverpool celebrate winning Tram of the Year Hurrah!
The Museum of Liverpool’s Tramcar 245 has been voted ‘Tram of the Year (Traditional)’ by the British Trams Online website. We know its not the Oscars but this award, voted for by the public, is great recognition for the work done by the members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society (MTPS) on our wonderful tram. The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, ran for six years and the majority of work was done by a group of dedicated volunteers from MTPS with support from the Museum of Liverpool and Wirral Borough Council. Tramcar 245 received 41% of the vote, beating trams from Blackpool, Bury and London. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, your support is much appreciated.
We are very proud of this achievement and encourage you to visit the Wirral Transport Museum to see our award winner and take a ride on the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway.
Please check the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society website for opening hours and the timetable for the trams.
Many people have enjoyed a trip on Tramcar 245 since it was launched last year